It’s time to roll out those red carpets again as the star-studded event of ‘Sitges Film Festival’ arrives for its 2013 fantastical film fix. Catalonia has proudly hosted this prestigious event since 1967 and it is recognized as the worlds number one fantasy and horror film festival.
The sleepy seaside town of Sitges has witnessed some of the worlds biggest movie stars; Anthony Hopkins, Quentin Tarantino, Ray Liotta and Jodie Foster to name but a few and the 2013 festival is sure not to disappoint.
To accompany the line-up for the 46th addition, the festival has prepared a selection of some of the years most celebrated horror and fantasy TV series. For any fellow ‘Game of Thrones’ fanatics there will be a special screening of ‘The Rains of Castamere’ episode which will be presented by our very own Lord Tywin Lannister, or as he’s otherwise known outside of Casterly Rock, Charles Dance.
Other thrillers and chillers in the mix will be Eli Roths’ much anticipated cannibalistic nightmare ‘The Green Inferno’, and she´ll be visiting Sitges to present it. The premiere of the macarbly titled ‘Machete Kills’ is also causing a stir due to its star studded cast including Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga and Charlie Sheen.
A surreal highlight of the festival is the ‘Zombie Walk’ which took place on saturday night. What better way to celebrate the festival by spending the evening with the living dead? Zombie enthusiasts headed from the town centre down to the beach, spooking shocked locals along the way. A huge open-air party was organised on the beach together with a live-music going on into the twilight.
Check out the listings for this event, finishing on the 20th October, below. I know who has my vote, but who will you be rooting for? www.sitgesfilmfestival.com/eng